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Margins are off on the left hand side of the paper

I have tried everything to trouble shoot the margin problem and cannot figure it out.

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Re: Margins are off on the left hand side of the paper

You might try telling it to fit to page (reduce to fit) how ever its listed on your front print page..
sometimes it works..I've had the same problem.
hope this helps!

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ComDear all, Please help to solve thia problem: print revoew does not match print out (the margin of the paper)


The default margin settings are not the same for the right and left hand side of the page.

The left margin is always wider to allow for punch holes in file paper.

It is not the printer settings you need to adjust, it is the page layout of your word processing software.

Adjust the margin settings manually. In MS Office 2007, for example:

Page Layout > Margins > Mirrored Margins.

I hope this helps.

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I am trying to print a booklet 2 pages per sheet double sided. Printing is OK but spacing is no good for the binding when the pages are cut in two. What instructions should I give the printer to allow...


By spacing, I assume you mean the margins at the centre.

The default margin settings are not the same for the right and left hand side of the page, so the printing on the reverse side is offset from the printing on the first side.

The right margin is always wider to allow for punch holes in file paper.

It is not the printer settings you need to adjust, it is the page layout of your word processing software.

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The default paper selection/ size in MS Word is 'letter'. you may have designed the document on letter size and while printing you have A4 size paper in the printer.
So, Make sure that you design the document on the same paper size (such as A4, which is commonly used). Secondly, while printing don't print the document directly. From the Print dialogue option choose the exact paper size and un-check (de-select) any option of paper resizing (if available). You will have the documents printed exactly as designed.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

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How do we adjust the margins on right side of paper?

There are 2 ways.

1. You can use the program that you are using to set the margins.
  • If you are using MS Word, just go click on File (upper left), select Page Setup, and look for Margins. And you can set the margins on all sides of the paper.
  • If you are using other programs they are usually in the same location (File > Page Setup > Margins)
2. go to your Printer's directory and change settings(warning this changes the printer settings so all your documents will be affected)
  • If you are using windows, go press start and the bottom left and look for the word "printers" or control panel.
  • if you click on control panel, look for the word printers again and click it.
  • when you are on the printers window right-click on the printer, and select properties
  • in properties, look for printer preferences and left-click it
  • look for margins to change the settings.
I hope this helps.

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Go to the Application your working in,
Click tools or edit, view, page layout, margin's,
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or, check printers properties setup too...

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Do a Print Preview to be sure the document looks right on your screen, then in Print Setup, down in the Zoom box check the Scale to Paper Size to be sure it isn't set for the wrong paper size. There's an arrow to scroll to the size you're printing on.

Then click Properties, then the Paper Quality tab. There's an item that says "minimize margins". You could try printing with the box checked (if it's not now), or unchecked (if it IS now) and see the difference. Click the Effects tab and be sure the "normal size" box says 100%, and that there's no check mark in the "borderless printing" box.

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